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Old December 23 2012, 08:26 PM   #326
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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

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Isn't the Goblin commander at the Battle of the Five Armies Bolg, son of Azog?
Yep. That's why I was kind of confused that they used Azog as the recurring antagonist instead of Bolg. Bolg still could have fulfilled the "death to the line of Durin!" roll that Azog had in AUJ, just have him swear vengeance for the death of his father Azog at the battle depicted in the flashbacks.
I think there are two reasons.

1. Having it a generational thing just makes it look petty. Thorin deserves his revenge, not to kill the guy who happens to be related to the guy who killed his grandfather.

2. Azog the Defiler is a much, much, much cooler name.
Good point on the first one. And yeah, that's true enough, Azog is a catchier "villain name" than Bolg.
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